Upon This Quiet Life

A blog about Shakespeare, Civil War history, baseball and maybe even a bit of quantum mechanics now and again

 

Yeah, Yeah, But Is It Shakespeare?

We conclude with the central question – did Shakespeare perpetrate this thing, either partially or in full? Well as we’ve noted...

In Which Edricus Keeps His Options Open

Another day, another sword fight. Open in Cnut’s camp. He’s showing off what a big ol’ stud he is, bragging about everything he’s going...

Edricus, All Deserting Like a Boss

At the last possible moment, Edricus somehow manages to pay a quick visit to Canute to promise that everything’s a go – Ironside’s forces...

Who Are These People (Part 2)?

Enter Emma the Norman. Who? Well, not that we’ve been introduced yet, but apparently this is Daddy Unready’s comely Wife No. 2. She’s...

Edricus Springs His Clever Trap

As Act IV begins, Ironside – the King one, not the DA-in-the-wheelchair one – is handed the fawning letter from Edricus the Sleazebag. ...

Stitch Is Lording For All He’s Worth

Stitch is parading around the stage in Edricus’ Lording outfit, and he is most definitely not down with that whole Remember Where You...

At Last, We Get a Real Live Sword Fight

Cnut speaketh to his Herald and says goeth down to Troy, the home of Ironside, and go all “surrender, Dorothy” of ‘em before we whup them...

Dost Thou Shaft Thy Soldiers, Sirrah?

As Scene 3 opens, Edmund Ironside is talking to General Alfric (I had a bad bout of General Alfric a few years ago . . . but I got better...